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July 1985

Cataract Surgery and Its Complications

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Newport Beach, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(7):904. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050070030021

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This is the fourth edition of the author's book on a single surgical procedure. It is a complete revision, with careful additions and deletions. There are 31 chapters, some of which discuss surgical techniques and phacoemulsification. The book includes an excellent chapter about postoperative astigmatism and a greatly expanded section on intraocular

"The author is not only one of the world's most experienced eye surgeons but is also one of its best teachers."

lenses. There are also chapters about cataract surgery combined with glaucoma surgery and keratoplasty. There is one "guest" chapter by Jose Barraquer, MD, on keratomileusis and keratophakia in the surgical correction of aphakia. There are detailed discussions of complications and, in the author's words, "wherever possible, I have made an attempt to correlate the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and clinical picture of the seemingly endless number of complications that may confront the cataract surgeon." The chapters on complications include

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